Srinagar: An organization of electrical engineers, JKEEGA convened a meeting of guidance council under the chairmanship of Pirzada Hidayatullah at Engineering Complex Bemina. According to a press release, the council expressed dismay over the ‘lethargic attitude’ of the government towards progression of the ‘builders of the nation.’ The government has ruined the Power Development Department and transformed it into a casual entity by promoting in-charge culture and adopting a negative approach regarding the progression of the fraternity. It is by this casual approach that highest technocrat of the department is assistant executive engineer promoted as in-charge executive engineer, in-charge superintending engineer, in-charge chief engineer and placed as in-charge development commissioner (Power).
Executive Directors and Development Commissioner Power are superannuating at basic recruitment level without getting any substentative functional promotion in their entire service. The engineers urged the government to do away with the ad hoc culture for the uplift of the department.